A DNA cutting technology has changed the world of genetic studies, advancing food and agriculture, biotechnology and medical industries. In this short video, Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou discusses the CRISPR technology used in his lab in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences.
The world population is projected to reach 9.5 billion by 2050. Between now and then, we will need to produce more food than we have in the previous 10,000 years. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members are hard at work examining the critical questions and developing innovative solutions to the grand challenge of feeding the world.
Cassava is Africa’s number two crop and a major source of calories for 700 million people, but it’s highly susceptible to pathogens such as cassava mosaic disease. With African colleagues and students, Dr. Linda Hanley-Bowdoin of NC State University’s College of Agriculture conducts basic research aimed at gaining a better basic molecular-level understanding of viruses and how they affect cassava.
North Carolina’s economy and the quality of life here are linked inextricably with its natural resources — the air, the land and the water upon which we all depend. Thus, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences places a priority on teaching, research and extension education programs that help protect the environment today and into the future.
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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Environmental Experts Robert Anholt William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Biology and Genetics 919-515-2273 email@example.com Studies oxidative stress and neurogenetic networks in an insect model as a way to understand genetic and environmental factors related to the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease James Bonner Associate Professor Environmental and Molecular Toxicology […]
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